To provide effective and timely legal representation and advice to the City Commission and City administration. This office zealously represents the City in legal controversies and is committed to implementing the City Commission’s policy of minimizing exposures and potential liability.
Core Processes and Outputs
Research and Counsel
Represent the City Commission, City administration, and all assigned boards and committees in all matters of law pertaining to their official duties.
Provide legal services for City Commission and operating departments.
Attend City Commission and subordinate agency meetings.
Prepare ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other documents in a timely fashion.
Prepare approximately 100 resolutions and 50 ordinances.
Review and prepare contracts and agreements within the shortest time frame to ensure contract compliance without vendor inconvenience.
Prepare and/or review approximately 200 agreements, contracts, and leases.
Litigation and Municipal Violation Prosecution
Advise on statutory matters and handle litigation.
Appear in State and Federal court on behalf of the City.
Respond to citizen inquiries.
Bring about preventive approaches to limiting risk.
Participate in and present continuing legal updates to staff.
Participate in employment/administrative matters.
Aggressively enforce the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.